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Poster: tomo Date: Dec 20, 2004 11:37am
Forum: etree Subject: Happy Holidays!

To all and to all a good night!!

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Dec 20, 2004 1:38pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Happy Holidays!

interesting reads around this time:

The origin of Rudolph the red nosed reindeer:
http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/rudolph.asp
(hint: Motgomary Ward invented him in the 1930's)

and here's the history of santa claus:
http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/santa.asp
(it was not invented by coca-cola).

w00t!

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Dec 21, 2004 5:10am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Happy Holidays!

In the "real history of American Christmas" Department, here's who seems like the more probable author of "Twas the Night Before Christmas":
http://www.iment.com/maida/familytree/henry/

Henry Livingston, I presume? ;)

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2004-12-21 13:10:56

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Poster: coat Date: Dec 21, 2004 2:53am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Happy Holidays!

Santa wasn't created by coca-cola, but isn't his costume? I'm pretty sure that the red/white santa costume was first used in a coca-cola commercial.

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Poster: dgrayshn Date: Dec 21, 2004 4:27am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Happy Holidays!

I've even been to the Thomas Nast house in Morristown, NJ.... he also is credited as being the first to depict a donkey and elephant for the respective political parties...

His Santa Claus' though are top notch.


further reading
http://www.serve.com/shea/germusa/nastnyer.htm


-mc